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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
Only Those Who Are Willing to Work
Can Hold a Job at Johnstown.
THE FOKCE OF MEN CUT DOWN.
'Many of the Laborere Suffer From Too
Steady a Diet of Salt Port
THE JOHNSTOWN OP THE FUTURE
rrBOM A STAFF COBKESrOTTDEJeM
JonxsTO-wx, June 2L Colonel "Wash
ington Hill, of the Commissary Depart
ment, held a consultation this afternoon
with the foremen of the gangs for the pur
pose of rearranging the camps. The force
of inen has been cut down to about 2,300,
and there are tents enough erected to pro
tect 3,000. At present there is not much
system, the men from the different crews are
handing together, and it is a difficult mat
ter to find them when wanted, t
Colonel Hill states that there are a num
ber of bummers in camp who won't work
and only ferment dissatisfaction among the
laborers. The fellows will have to go un
der the new system, and if they don't do it
quickly they will be arrested by the author
ities. " I
Colonel"Hill states that the trouble has
been that the contractors have too many
men, and they can't properly handle them
and care for their physical wants. One day
there would be too much to eat, and the
surplus would spoil, and the next there
would be starvation.
WILL BE ORGANIZED.
From this time forth, the workmen 'will
be organized into gangs, and each crew will
have its own camp. The foremen will stay
with them. The men will not be allowed
to bunk together promiscuously, as they
have in the past The Kernville workmen
will have tents located on that side, and
will remain over there.
These changes will be made at once, and
it is believed there won't be much dissatis
faction in the future, and the work will
progress more rapidly and General Hast
ings is determined that the men shall be
well fed. Some of the laborers were com
plaining to-day that the food was no better.
One of the loremen said the fresh meat was
in a filthy condition when it arrived,and not
fit to eat. His stomach was sore from eating
salt pork, and the digestive apparatus of
many another is disarranged.
An epidemic of hives broke out some
days ago, but the disease is spreading and
becoming worse. Many of the State officers
complain of itching sensations and erup
tions on the skin. The doctors say the
CAUSED BY THE SAM MEAT.
Some believe it is scurvy, and probably if
the truth were known this is about correct.
This is another beautiful day, and the
men are feeling better, though not many are
working. About 400 have been wrestling
with the drift. Major Phillips, the terror,
got up early this morning and fired off
enough blasts to wake the dead. Then he
went to Sang Hollow to remove an obstruc
tion in the river. The Major is a genial
fellow but people don't like the thunder he
produces at 5 o'clock in the morning. The
weary correspondents toss on their perforated
couches and bless the Major in not the
According to Chief Engineer Dduglass
reDort, there were 2,408 men at work, 211
wagons, 21 carts, 4 extra horses, 1 construc
tion train of 12 cars and a derrick, car. A
force of 2,300 men will be maintained in the
It rained this afternoon for an hour, but
when the storm cleared away the air was
much pleasanter than before. The dyna
mite fiend got in two good licks during' the
CONTRACT WITH CONTRACTORS.
The fecale of Wnccs Arranged by General
Haotinss fortbe State.
FBOM A STAFF COEBESPOKDEXT.l
Johnstown, June 21. General Has
tings, representing the State, makes the fol
lowing contract with the contractors:
The contractors agree to furnish all the labor
and necessary tools and apparatus to rem ova
tbe debris and destroy it, and to clear the
streets and ground vt mud, logs and other
foreign materials, under the direction of the
engineer in charge. In return- the
State agrees to pay the cost of
such work, plus 18 per cent. The
engineer in charge regulates the number of
men and directs the application of the forces.
The cost of tbe work shall be ascertained ac
cording to the followine list of prices to be
paid for men, teams, etc: Prices for labor.
150 per day; foremen, one to each 40 men, S3
per dav;surperrisors or general foremen, one to
each 2s0 men. S100 per month; wagon and dou
ble team, with driver, $5 per day.; extra heavy
team, J5 50 per daj ; horse and cart, with driver,
F3 per day; men engaged in handling lines,
classed as skilled labor, 20 cents per hour.
The State furnishes the contractors such
shovels, picks, wheelbarrows, cross-cut saws,
canthooks, crowbars, etc.. as the State now
has in Johnstown, without cost to the con
tractors. The tools to be returned to the State
when the worK is Completed. Any other tools
required to be f nrqisbed by tbe contractor at
his own expnse. It is agreed further that for
such men brought to Johnstown by tbe con
tractors, who work for two weeks or more, the
State will pay their fares to the place. For
cooks and stablemen, the contractors are al
lowed actual cost, but not a percentage.
It will be seen that nothing is said about
furnishing .the men with food. General
Hastings says the State does not furnish it.
The contractors have to do that. Israel.
THE RECORDS ARE SAFE.
Siapi and Flota Extant That Will Facilitate
the Relocation of Lots.
fTEOM A STAFF COBBESPOlTOENT.J
Johnstown, June 2L Sheriff Stine
man, who has been in Ebensburg for a few
days attending to the business of his office,
returned to Johnstown-to-day: The Sheriff
doesn't think there will be much
trouble about the laying out of
the town. He says M.i. Caldwell
had made an accurate survey and map of
every piece of ground in Cambria conty
affected by the flood before the disaster hap
pened, and he believex, with the aid of this
atlas and map, the- work will be very easy.
Judge Master also said there are records ex
tant and enough boundary lines left to lo
cate every lot in the town.
The Sheriff said his deputies had not yet
been paid, but the money would be forth
coming' some day. Iseael.
MONEY FOR TfiE MEN.
Major Phillips Doesn't Think the State
Should Do All the Work.
IFBOJC A STAFF COEBESPOXDENT.
Johnstown, June 2L About $3,000 in
wages was paid out to-day by the account
ing department to the employes immediate
ly under General Hastings, and the con
tractors were also given about $4,000 on
account to pay some of their workmen who
wanted to leave. The forces in the various
departments were cut down about 100 men
Major Phillips returned from Sang Hol
low, and said there was not enough stuff in
the river at that point to give any trouble.
He doesn't think it is the State's business
to keep the entire river open. Israel,
Ten Knlthts of Ilonor Lost.
tFBOX A STAFF COEEESPOXDEST.1
Johnstown. June 2L The Knights of
Honor will meet Tuesday evening Jor the
jfifBttime since the flood. They lost ten
-Sgae ef tStete eSrs will be
THE NEW JOHNSTOWN,
None ortfao Industries of tbe Ruined City to
be Removed All Will Rebuild and
tbe Plnco Itself Will Fat on a
IFHOH A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Johnstown, June 21. A great deal has
been said and written about where the
Gautier works will be rebuilt. General
Manager John Fulton, of the Cambria Iron
Company, said to day the directors would
meet next week, when this question would
be settled. He claimed not to know where
they will be located. Two sites have been
considered, one on the Bishop tract, near
Sheridan stition; the other the old site in
Woodvale. The chances are strongly in
favor of Wood vale.
Judge Masters, Superintendent of lands
and dwellings of the Cambria Iron Com.
panv, said to-day:
I think both the steel and wire mills will be
rebuilt on the old site, and the property hold
ers along Portage street are willing to ex
change their land for lots on Center street and
on higher ground. These lots tbe iron com
pany need, and beside, tbe people are anxious
to llvo as far as possible from tbe water. I
don't tln.ilc there will be much trouble about
tbe exchange when the time comes. Their lots
hare been badly washed out and are covered
The Cambria Iron Company will lease from
300 to 400 lots at Morrellville, at the rate of 3 to
4 cents per month, each, for the location of as
many nortable houses. A number will be
placed for the people on the hills above Wood
vale. None of these buildings will be pnt in
the center of the washed out districts. Tbe
new town at Morrellville, on the James tract,
will bs known as Hastings.
It is the intention of people living here to
mike Johnstown about eight feet higher than
it has been. The to n will be filled in that
much, and the bed of the river will be left
where it is. It is nonsense to say that the river
was not wide enough to cut off tbe water.
There was room enough under ordinary cir
cumstances, and no one could have foreseen
sucha disaster as has fallen upon us. The
stream, by confinement, was rapla and carried
off all the stagnant waters, making Johnstown
one of the healthiest ot places. The sea wall
along the river to the viaduct is an excellent
idea, and Mill do much good.
It is not true that tbe Cambria Iron Company
is buying in Millville, for the reason that with
an exceptional lot they now own all the land.
The Johnson Company will rebuild their
works at Moxbam, in the near luture, so
that Johnstown will maintain her old in
THE LADIES IN CHARGE.
The Relief Commtltee at tho Exposition Re
tires In Their Favor.
The committee that has been in charge
of the Exposition headquarters for the relief
of the Johnstown sufferers, retired yesterday
and the Ladies' Belief Committee was
placed in charge of the goods there. The
following letter, which explains Itself, was
received by the Ladies' Belief Committee
We will place nnderthe control of theLadies'
Rejief Committee, Mrs. H. C. Campbell, Chair
man; Mrs. George A. Kellv, Mis. William Mc
Creery, Mrs. J. B. Scott and Mrs. William R.
Thompson, all goods, clothing, etc, now at Ex
position bnilding for tbe benefit of tbe Johns
town sufferers, holding them responsible there
for, and we notify them and others throngs
them that all requisitions other than clothing
must now be approved by our rommittee.
The ladies have not yet decided when they
will give up the present headquarters and
remove to the Exposition Building. There
seems 'to be no decrease in the number of
Tipmli vcn mil dailv nn thp lariipK for re-
litf. A great many have called a second
time and are either fed or given clothing.
Those served yesterday were:
J. W. Brown, George Schulthers, wife and
two children; Mrs. Bauers -and two children,
Mrs. Valentine Lowther and three children,
MisMaxncll. John Martin, who is staving
w Ith friends in Allegheny: Mrs. D. D. LeVine
and four bo)8, stavinc at Spnngdale: Mrs.
Elizabeth Lcwi mother and four children;
Mrs. Mary Ann Lloyd, now v ith friends in Oak
land; Lilly Lambert, now with a friend on
North avenue, Allegheny; Mrs. Emma Bosh
and five-children, staying at Braddoek; Mrs.
Hoover ana son, and Mrs. Morgan Reese and
Donations of cl&faing and other goods
were received yesterday from .Mrs. Kate
Bealson, Miss Caldwell, Mrs. C. Kay, the
Helping Hand Society and Miss Letitia
KLEPTOMAXIA OR SHOPLIFTING ?
The Interesting Little Question f Crime
Ida Bishop Mast Answer."
About 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon a
woman entered the wholesale millinery,
store of J. D. Bernd & Co.', on Liberty,
near Ninth street, and, going back to the
elevator, went upstairs to the ladies' dress
ing room." A short time after the woman
lelt the store, and, after her departure, it
was discovered that she had stolen a gold;
headed umbrella, a pair of gloves, a silk
veil, and 1 50 in cash belonging to one of
the lady employes. r
Tbe matter was placed in the hands of
Detective Fitzgerald, and a description of
the woman was furnished him. Yesterday
afternoon Detective Fitzgerald arrested the
woman, whose name is Mrs. Ida Bishop, and
who is well known to the police. She was
lound on Market square.
At the lockup parties from Bernd's store
called and identified her as being the woman
who was in the dressing room. An infor
mation ior larceny was lodged before Magis
trate! McHenna, and she was committed to
jail to await a hearing.
La l'erln del Fnmar.
These celebrated clear Havana Key "West
Cigars are for sale at:
Hotel Duquesne, Hotel Anderson.
St. Charles Hotel, Albemarle Hotel.
Union Depot Restaurant.
John Lauier, 3799 Fifth ave.
Peter A. Ganster, 35 and 37 Frankstown
John F. Ganster, 27 Frankstown ave.
Peter "Weber, 70 Wylie ave.
John C. Stroun, 25 Union st.
E. W. Hagan. 009 Smithfield st
Neville Baylev, 405 Smithfield st.
J. K. Derr, 400 Market St.
P. C. Duffy. 640 Grant st. '
E. F. Busch, 3710 Forbes st.
Linhart, Bald & Co., 411 Smithfield st.
Charles Eble, 0009 Penn ave.
G. W. Schmidt, 95 and 97 Fifth ave.
' Fireworks! Fireworks!
The largest line ever shown in this city,
comprising all of the latest novelties in
Fourth of July goods. Now open at James
"W. Grove's, Fifth avenue; wholesale and
Medoc, St. Emilion, St. Estepha, St
Julien, Margcaux, Pontet Canet, St
'Pierrie, Chateau Leovillc, Chateau La
Kosa, Chateau Mouton, Grand Vin Chateau
Margeaux, Grand Vin Chateau Lafitte, by
the case or bottle. G. W. Schmidt,
$5 and 97 Fifth avenue, city,
The building must come down, closing
out carpets, curtains, oilcloths, rngs, etc.
Geo. W. Shaman,
jtwps 130 Federal st, Allegheny.
Hospitals use it; physicians recom
mend'it Klein's Silver Age. irwrs
The Best Is tbe Cheapest.
Just received, a carload of Milwaukee ex
port beer, in pint and quart bottles. Allow
ance for empties returned.
W. H." Holmes Sh Sow,
Nos. 158 First ave., 120 Water st
Hospitals use it; physicians recom
mend it Klein's Silver Age. irwrs
A FLIRTATION H FIRE
a romantic novelette btt-Niin Crinkle, bated on
the event immediately prec-ding the breaking
template t xoj
BUSINESS IS BET1EE.
A Marked Improvement Has Been
Koted at a Number of Points.
PITTSBURG WELL TO THE FRONT.
Pig Iron Prices Have Received a Little En
couragement. F0REIGS TRADE DOES NOT BALANCE
(special telegram to inx disfatcbt.i
New York, June 21. Special telegrams
to Bradstreet's this week report a moder
ately increased activity in the general trade
at Boston, Philadelphia, Memphis and Bur
lington. This is likewise true at Pittsburg,
now that railroad traffic in the Pennsylva
nia flood region has been resumed. At
Kansas City the improvement is most pro
nounced, where reduced lumber freight
rates have increased shipments and stimu
There has been only a moderate business
at New Orleans, St. Louis, Galveston,
Detroit and San Francisco. Chicago, St
Paul and New York maintain full season
able averages. Heavy rains over the West
ern end Central Western States are re
ported, bnt no serious damage to crops is
reported. Eight out of 18 leading staples
have advanced in price this week; five are
steady, even firm, coffee, cotton and hog
products alone being noteworthy, as show
In spite of disturbing elements in the
Western railroad situation, the danger of
disruption to the inter-State association and
apparent sensitive conditions of the money
market, stock speculation at New York
continues to show a decidedly bullish tem
per. Activity is slightly decreased and at
tention drifts from the grangers to the coal
stocks and "industrial" specialties. Bouds
are strong in anticipation of a July rein
EXPORTS OP GOLD.
Over ?5,000,000 in gold was shipped to
France, and the New YorK money market
stiffened, the rate for call loans rising from
22 to 3 per cenf at the close of the
week. Foreign exchange is firm. Sterling
is lower relatively than continental bills.
Demand sterling '54 88i4 89. Gross and
net earnings of 91 railroads Jfor April and
for four months ending April 30, show gains
over April, 1888, in gross of 3 per cent and
in net of 6.5 per cent. For the four months
the gain in gross is 5.7 per cent and in net
16 per cent
A phenomenal improvement by the
granger roads is due to comparison being
made with the period of the great Burling
ton strike of last year. There has been an
advance all around in bread stuffs despite
the glowing domestic crop reports; wheat
having gained 2 cents, corn i cent, and
oats 1 cent per bushel. Flour has shared
the stimulus, and on a freer export move
ment is, quoted higher. Wheat has been
very variable, down on good weather re
ports and easy cables, and up again on
rumored revised crop reports. .
The crop winter wheat has sold at St
Louis at 75 cents. The Australian and Bra
zilian demand for California wheat has ad
vanced spot at San Francisco to $1 30 per
cental, as millers there want old crop, and
"neWcropis slow in coming in. Hog prod
nets have been more active but are lower or
barely steady, as receipts of hogs at West
ern centers continne very heavy.
THE STTGAE MARKET.
Demand lor raw sugar has slightly de
clined owing to a modified request for re
fined. Foreign markets remain very firm
and active. Production of refined at New
York has.however, been increased to supply
accumulated orders. Holders of refined
prefer to store rather than accept modified
bids. The latest report of the world's visi
ble supply is 782,032 tons, against 1,063,138
tons a year ago. Prices remain firm.
Heavy liquidating orders in the specula
tive coffee market here and abroad have re
sulted in unusual excitement and a decline
of 1.35 to 1.45c per pound. The break in
the price abroad was quite as precipitate.
The outlook is not regarded as encouraging.
Large new crop figures are current
Pig iron Is more active, with occasional
slight increases in prices. Some furnaces
have refused contracts for future delivery at
current prices. Anthracite coal, notwith
standing curtailed output due to the mines
being flooded, has not sold at the late ad
vance in circular rates. Trade East is dull.
There 'is a better demand for copper, hut
American mines are being actively worked.
Prices remain at 12c for lake.
European visible supplies and Chilian
arid Australian stocks afloat declined 3,000
tons during the first half of June. The de
mand for steel rails is the largest since
At Eastern drygoods centers fall trade
opens with dark prints and ginghams in de
mand; the latter leading makes selling at
8Jc. Cotton goon's are firm and some
bleached goods are higher. Semi-annual
clearing out sales are being arranged.
Woolen goods are firm but quiet. Print
cloths are stronger. Manufacturers have
bought wool more freely and the staple is
firmer, more active, and at some points lc
higher. Baw cotton is in very active de
mand at a decline of c.
Business failures reported to Bradstreet's
number 234 in the United States this week
against 195 last week and 177 this week last
.vear. Canada had 28 this week against 20
last week. The total of failures in the
United States, January 1, to date is 5,674,
against 5,048 in 1888.
R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of
trade says: 'There is a better feeling, with
larget transactions in iron and wool and
crop prospects are more favorable. But the
agreement of railway Presidents has not
prevented a renewal of strife, and the de
moralization of rates is spreading widely,
and meanwile the exports ot gold to-dav
will exceed 54,400,000. If the railway out
look continnes to discourage? foreign invest
ors, and the banks begin the last half of the
year with low reserves, gold going out, and
large crops to be moved, the monetary pros
pect will not be quite encouraging.
At Milwaukee continued wet weather re
tards, and business is rather quiet at Kan
sas City, and outside of speculative opera
tions and the iron trade it is generally" dull
at Philadelphia, but marked improvement
is note'd at' Pittsburg, and in a less degree
at Cleveland. The demand lor money is
rather active there, but generally very mod
erate, with collections not on the whole per
Bains have decidedly improved crop pros
pects in the Northwest, so that great hope
fulness tinges all commercial reports from
that section, and the demoralization of rail
rates is commonly supposed to promise bet
ter returns to farmers, while the difference
in cost of transporting Eastern products to
Western consumers is already considerable
throughout the region north and west of
Better prices for iron are reported at
Pittsburg, at Philadelphia and to some ex
tent here, the advance on many kinds of
pig iron being about 50 cents per ton. But
Northern No. 1 can still be bought here at
$16 50 to $18 00 and Southern No. 1 at
516 25 to 517 00 per ton. The markets for
manufactured products are stronger and
higher. In ' coal, recent hopes have not
been realized. It is even stated that the
Beading Company has not received a single
order at the late advance, and sales below
tbe schedule are reported at Philadelphia.
Copper is unchanged, but tin is lower at 20
cents, production having been stimulated.
Wool is rather stronger.
it&Wheat has, bead advaaeedlV GMits,,with,
PITTSBTOEIG, SATURDAY, TONE
But this speculative movement seems to
take no account ot the fact that wheat and
flour, equivalent to about 40,000,000 bush
els in excess of a minimum stock will prob
ably remain from the last crop, July 1, to
be added to a new supply which promises to
exceed all requirements for the next year.
Corn is a half cent and oats three-quarters
higher, for no other reason than because
Cotton has declined an eighth. A long
expected break in coffee lowers the price
i cents, with sales of 696,000 bags. But
the price is still 15 cents for December op
tions, against 9 cents a year ago, and op
erators wonder that the public does not buy.
Pork, lard and hogs are a fraction lower;
sugar unchanged for this week, and leather
half a cent higher for some grades. The
general tendency of prices has been slightly
The heavy shipments of gold this week
arc a surprise to many, and are attributed
by some bankers to the needs of the Bank
of France and the large expenditures of
Americans at the exposition. But tbe bal
ance of foreign trade has for months been
so heavilv against this country that no
such explanation of gold shipment is
TRADE AGAINST US.
For June, thus far, merchandise exports
from New York are 16 per cent larger than
last year's, with imports somewhat smaller,
but even these changes would leave a heavy
balance to be met by shipments of securities
of gold. At present the tcumerof speculation
does not encourage the belief that foreign
buyers will take railway securities largely.
On the contrary, demoralization of rail
rates is likely to be followed by foreign
sales. . The stock market is a little lower
than a' week ago, but with great speculative
strength still shown in the stocks which
have been controlled by powerful combina
tions. The business failures number 220, as com
pared with 250 last week, and 225 the week
firevious. For the corresponding week of
ast year the figures were 204.
ONE STREET KNOCKED OUT.
A Nineteenth Ward Thoroughfare, Proponed
In 1875, Is Knocked Oat.
The Committee onPablio Works met
yesterday afternoon, but had but little busi
ness to transact. A communication from
Chief Bigelow, of the Department of Public
Works in regard to the remonstrance of A.
J. Davis, against the opening through his
property in the Nineteenth ward was read.
Mr. Bigelow states that he has searched the
records and found that in 1875 the opening
of the street was authorized by Councils and
approved by the Court ot Quarter Sessions,
bnt the opening had been delayed until
now. He thought nothing could be done
now but proceed with the opening. ,
Mr. Davis in his petition claims that the
street was opened withont his knowledge,
or opportunity to appear before the Board
of Viewers. As the opening would do great
damage to his property, to the benefit of no
one, he asked to have the ordinance referred
back to the Board of Viewers.-
Mr. Holliday's motion to refer the ordi
nance back to Councils, with a request that
it be returned to the Board of Viewers, was
A number of residents of Copeland street
also appeared before the committee to re
monstrate against the ordinance recently in
troduced for grading, paving and curbing
that street. Mr. John Davis, as spokesman
for the party, stated that a 11 would have
to be made on one end of the street, which
would affect his property and that ot others
seriously, and moreover he and the other re
monstrants would not be financially able to
proceed with the improvement.
No rebuttal being offered to the statements
ot the remonstrants, the remonstrance was
referred to Councils, with the request that
it be sent to the Board of Viewers.
AN OLD CARPENTER'S HONORS.
The Former Shover of an Allegheny Jack
Plane Comes Home.
Prof. Bobert Graham, of the Kentucky
University, and President of the College of
the Bible, Lexineton, Ky., arrived in this
city recently. It is his intention to remain
a week or two, visiting a nuniDer of his
relatives in this vicinity, among whom is
his nephew, Becorder Graham.
An old resident of Allegheny says he re
members Prof. Graham some 50 years ago,
when he was shoving a jack plane as a car
penter's apprentice in that city; but, having
a great thirst for knowledge, he took his kit
of tools on his back and trudged away to
Bethany, W. Va., where a college was
being erected, and offered his services as
carpenter on the new buildings in pay for
forthcoming tuition. His offer was accept
ed; he remained and graduated with high
honor, and entered the educational and
He has taken front rank in institutions of
learning, filling the chairs of belles lettres,
mental, moral and political philosophy,
sacred history, etc., etc. He has been Presi
dent of a number of colleges and universi
ties in the South and West
His has been'such aTrasy life that he has
only found time to visit his early home here
but a few times in the 50 years of his resi
dence elsewhere; but he declares the growth
and improvement of this section of the conn
tryare truly marvelous.
He has consented to preach Sunday morn
ing and evening in the Christian Church,
corner of Arch street and Montgomery ave
ThorDoaf and Dumb Anniversary.
The closing exercises of the Western
Pennsylvania Institntion for the Deaf and
Dumb, at Edgenood, will take place on
Tuesday, the 25th instant, at 2:30 p.m. An
interesting programme has been prepared.
There will also be on exhibition specimens
ofirood carving and other work done by the
pupils. Trains will leave the Union depot
at id p. si., ana returning leave-bklgewooa
station at 4:21, 5:03 and 5.30 pTm" I
To-Daj's Special Sale. '
Special prices have reached tlje lowest
notch for to-day's sale. Men's elegant suits
in 1;000 different styles, from fineTcheviots,
cassimeres, worsteds, serges and diagonals,
at ?8 and 10? worth double tile money.
Don't miss this chance. We areunloading
our big stock at ridiculously low prices and
giving the public an opportunity to buy it
dirt cheap. Also extra tor to-day men's
genuine electric blue serge suits at 517. See
them. P. C. C. C., corner Grtint and Dia
mond streets, opp. the new Cdurt House,
Speaks Well for T 10m.
Sixty per cent of all the I ieycles in use
are Columbias. Why not 1 ny the best?
They cost no more than those claimed to be
as good as Columbias. For 1 oys the Fam
ous Ideal has no equal for ea: y running and
durability. James '. Grove,
The best material and artesian well
water makes a healthful and palatable bev
erage. Sold in bottles anu kegs. Send
them a trial order. Telephone 1018.
IF you are seeking for a very fine im
ported cigar, ask to see the La Matilde
brand. From 510 to 540 pe 100.
G. W. Schmidt, 95 and 97Eifth ave.
When ordering beer forjfamily use, give
C. Baeuerlein Brewing Co. is product a trial.
It is absolutely pure and palatable. Tele
phone 1018. i xhssu
Guns, revolvers; catalogues free.
J. H. Johnston, 706 Smithfield st.
An to-morroufs DlS-
pAoth. retatet .the
A TERT WET TEAE.
Predictions for the Balance of the
Tear Based on Good Science.
EVERYDAY METHODS OP KN0W1KG.
Why the Signal Service is Approximatelj
Correct in Its Reports.
MORE RAIN IS IN STORE FOR US ALL
There be many people who make wise
prognostications about what the weather is
going to be to-morrow or next week or next
month, and predict for the future great
storms of wind, rain and even of fire for cer
tain districts of the world. They thereby
often cause nervousness, irritability, appre
hension and sometimes insanity and suicide
among credulous, nervous people, for there
arc many people, more or less superstitious,
who believe that these so-called prophets
have the gift of prophecy and can read the
signs and portents in the heavens, of com
ing disaster, as well as could the prophets
A prophecy by an unscientific mind is
about as probable .and plausible as that
''The sun do move." The prediction or
"probabilities" from the Signal
Service Department in Washington or
other regularly organized and equipped
Weather Bureau is generally approx
imately correct, for it is made on scientific
principles and with a knowledge of the con
dition of the weather and the direction of
the wind and possible storm centers over a
large part of the country at a given time.
With that knowledge given the operator,
.having ordinary intelligence and previous
experience of the habits of storms, can give
a very shrewd guess at the weather for dif
ferent areas for 24 hours ahead, unless some
unlooked for current of air from the ocean
should make a sudden appearance and
knock all of his predictions in the head, for
ocean storms are the worst storms, and are
some everyday methods.
Man's ingenuity, foresight or even great
intelligence are swamped before the instinct
of the dumb animals and birds. Although
the sky may be clear and all nature serene,
dumb creation can feel the approach of a
storm, while mankind can know nothing of
it unless by telegraph. The pig will carry
straws in his mouth to the pen; the cattle in
the field will gather together toward the
barn; ducks and geese will flap their wings
and utter loud cries; the peacock will utter
his peculiar scream, while many birds will
fiy very high and animals and birds all
show considerable nervousness.
The coffee cup makes a very good barom
eter. If the bubbles stay persistently in
the center, a good day surely follows.
While if they as persistently scatter and
finally strike the side of the cup, rain may be
looke'd for; and if they from the first stick to
the side of the cup, ram will almost surely
These peculiarities have been watched for
ages and confirmed by accumulated experi
ence. But man cannot tell without scien
tific knowledge as much as the animals
about the changes of the weather. Only by
long experience and daily telegraphic re
port can he foretell anything about the
weather for to-morrow.
But the great astronomer and scientist,
Herschel, got up a weather table for fore
telling the weather throughout all the luna
tions of each year forever, as a result of
many years' actual observation based on
the attraction of the sun and moon in their
various positions regarding the earth, and
showing what kind ot weather would most
probably follow on tbe moon entering her
different phases at different hours of the day
here aee predictions.
Taking that as a guide, and finding the
hours of the moon's changes for the entire
year, the predictions are decidedly unfav
orable. The indications are for rain,
changeable, wet and stormy, cold rains and
wind and rain almost throughout the year.
Commencing January 25, the predictions to
this time have been remarkably accurate.
From now to July 6 cold rains are predicted.
July 6 to 19. fair.
July 19 to 27. changeable.
July 27 to August 4. fair.
August 4 to August 10, changeable.
August 10 to August 18, fair.
August IS to September 16, changeable and
September 16 to September 24, fair.
September 24 to October 16, rainy.
October 16 to October 24, fair.
October 24 to end of the year, rainy, cold
rains, windy and showery, changeable and
stormy, are predicted.
Se there are but six phases of the moon
credited with fair weather; about 49 days
out of 193 days, rainy and uncertain. This
is certainly a gloomy ontlook, but there are
many of those days marked changeable,
whiclrmay turn out partially, if not alto
gether, good. These "probabilities" are
based on purely scientific astronomical facts
backed by experience of many years, and
by the fact that the moon certainly has a
considerable influence on our terrestrial at
mosphere. Tnev won't tell on what particular day
rain will fa If, but they will give an indica- i
tion ot the possibilities ror certain seasons.
They will bear watching. BuMBALO.
Pittsburg, June 22, 1889. -
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A Tale of
By C3-. .A..
Author of "Under Drake's Flag,"
SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS CHAPTER.
Chapter L Lieutenant Colston, of H. II.
S. Tcnebreuse, while on a brief visit to the
Carne's Arms Inn, flhlnz in the neighboring
river, is told the story of the Curse ot Carne's
Hold. In the days of tho First Charles, Sir
.agar came, tue occupant ot carne's noiu. a
house on the neighboring hill, fights for his
king, and brings home from Spain a young and
beautiful bride. Tliey lived unhappily and
frequently quarreled. At last one day she, in a
paroxysm of madness, stabbed her child to death.
After this nono except the inmates of the Hold
ever saw Lady Carne again, but a few days be
fore she died she cursed the Carnes, her bus
band, the bouse aud her descendants. Tbe
curse subsequently worked in ber descendants,
several laying violent bands upon their rela
tives and themselves. The present Squire,
though moody and reticent, seemed, however,
to have esc iped tup taint of madness which
the Spanish ancestress had endowed them. The
Hon. Mrs. Mervyn, annt of the Squire and his
sister, resides in the neighborhood, and Gnlstoit
is invited there to a ball, which he accepts.
CHAPTER II. Margaret Carne.
Bonald Mervyn was, perhaps, the most
popular man in his regiment. They were
proud of him as one of the most daring
steeplechase riders in the service, and as a
man who had greatly distinguished himself
by a deed ot desperate valor in India. He
was far and away, the best cricketer in the
corps; he could sing a capital song, and was
an excellent musician and the most pleas
ant of companions. He was always ready
to do his friends a service, and many a
newly-joined subaltern who got into a scrape
had been helped out by Bonald Mervyn's
purse. And yet at times, as even those who
most liked arid admired him could not but
admit, Bonald Mervyn was a queer fellow,
His fits were few and far between, but
when they occurred he was altogether un
like'himself. While they lasted he would
scarce exchange a word with a soul, but
shut himself in his room. or. as soon as pa
rade was over, mounted his horse and rode
ofLnot to return probably until late at
Mervyn's moods were the subject of.marsy
a quiet ioke among the young othcers of tbe
regiment. Some declared that he must have
committed a murder somewhere, and was
occasionally troubled in his conscience;
while some insisted 4that Mervyn's strange
behavior was only assumed in order that he
might be the more- appreciated at other
times. Ainonr the two or three officers of
the regiment who came from that part of
the country, and knew something of the
family history of the Mervyns, it was whis
pered that he had inherited some slight
share of the curse of the Carnes. Not that
he w as-mad In the slightest degree no one
would thinfcof saying that of Bonald Mer
vyn but he had certainly queer moods.
Perhapsrthe knowledge that there was a
taintin his' blood affected him, and in course
of time he began to brood over it.
When this mood was on him, soon after
joining, the regiment, he himself had spoken
to the doctor about it.
"Do vou know, doctor, I am a horrible
sufferer frjm liver complaint?"
"You don t iook it, juervyn, tne sur
geon replied; "your skin is clear, and your
eye is bright. You are always taking ex
ercise; your muscles are as hard as nails. I
cannot believe that there is much the mat
ter with you."
"I sutler, Doctor, so that at times for two
or three days I am fit for nothing. I get
into such a state that I am not fit to ex
change a word with a human being, and
could quarrel with my best friend if he
spoke to me. I have tried all sorts of medi
cines, but uothing seems to cure me; I sup
pose it's liver. I don't kuow -what else it
can be. I have spoken about it to the
Major, and asked him it at any time he
sees me iook grumpy, to say a wora to tne
mess, and ask them to leave me to myself;
but I do wish you could give me some
thing." The doctor had recommended courses of
various foreign waters, and had given him
instructions to bathe his head when he felt
it coming on; but nothing had availed.
Once a year, or sometimes oftcner, Bonald
retired lor two or throa. days, and then
emerged as well and cheerful as before.
Once, when the attack had been particu
larly severe, he had again consulted the
doctor, this time telling him the history of
his family on his mother's side, and asking
him frankly whether he thought these peri
odical attacks had any connection with the
family taint. The doctor, who had already
heard the story in continence trom one ot the
two men who knew it, replied:
'Well, Mervyn, L suppose that there's
some sort ot distant connection between the
two things, butl do not think you are likely
to be seriously affected. I think you can
set yournind at ease on that score. A man
of so vigorous a frame as you are, and lead
ing so active and healthy a life, is certainly
not a likely subject for insanity. You
should dismiss the matter altogether from
your mind, old fellow. Many men with
more than usual amount of animal spirits
suffer at times from fits of depression. In
your case, perhaps due, to some extent, to
your family history, these fits of depression
are more severe than usual. Probably the
very circumstance that yon know this his
tory has something to do withtltj, for when
the depression which is, as I haye said, not
uncommon in the case of men with high
spirits, and is in fact a sort of reaction
comes over you, no doubt the thought of the
taint in the blood occurs to you, preys upen
your mind, and deeply intensifies your de
piession." "That is so, doctor. When lam in that
state my one' thought is that I am going
mad, and I sometimes feel then as if it
would be best to blow out my brains and
have done with it.'lc?- .USl. . .
t' II rmrf'S fa m
"With Clive in India," etc., etc.
Mervyn," the doctor said, earnestly. "I
can assure you that I think you have no
chance whatever of becoming insane. The
fits of depression are, of course, troublesome
and annoying, but they are few and far
apart, and at all other times yon are per
fectly well and healthy. Ton should,
therefore, regard It as I do as a sort of re
action, very common among men of your
sanguine temperament and due in a very
slight degree to the malady formerly ex
istant in your family. I have watched yon
closely since you came into the regiment,
and believe me that I do not say it solely to
reassure you when I affirm that it is my full
belief anu conviction that you are as sane as
other men, and it is likely that as you get
on in life these fits of depression will alto
gether disappear. You see, both your
mother and uncle were perfectly free from
any suspicion of a taint, and it is more than
probable that it has altogether diej out. At
any rate, the chances are slight indeed of
its reappearing in your case."
"Thank, you, doctor; you can imagine
what a relief your words are to me. I don't
worry about it at other times, and indeed
I feel so thoroughly well that I could laugh
at the idea were it mooted, but during these
moods of mine it has tried me horribly. If
you don't mind I will get you to write your
opinion down, so that next time the fit seizes
me I can read it over and assure myself that
my apprehensions are unfounded."
Certainly no one would associate the idea
of insanity with Bonald Mervyn, as upon
the day before the ball at his mother's house
he sat on the edge of the ante-room table,
and laughed and talked with a group of five
young officers gathered round him.
"Mind, you fellows must catch the 7
o'clock train or else you will be too late.
There will be eight miles to drive; I will
have a trap there to meet you, and you won't
be there long before the others begin to ar
rive. We are not fashionable in our part of
the county. We shall have enough partners
for you to begin to dance by 920, and I can
promise you as pretty partners as you can
find in any ballroom in England. When
you have been quartered herea bit longer
you will be ready to admit thertruth of the
general opinion that in point of pretty
women, Devonshire can hold its own against
any county of England. No, there is no
fear whatever of your coming in too great
strength. Of course, in Plymouth here, one
can overdo the thing, but when one gets be
yond tbe beat of the garrison, gentlemen are
at a premium. I saw my mother's list; if it
had not been for the regiment the feminine
element would have predominated terribly.
Ttje army and navy, India and the colonies,
to say nothing about all-devouring London,
are the scourges of the country; the younger
sons take wings for themselves and fly, and
the spinsters are left lamenting."
"I think there is more push and go among
younger sons than there is in the elders,"
one of the young officers said.
"They have not got the same responsibil
ities," Bonald laughed. "It is easy to see
you are. a younger son, Charley; there's a
jaunty air about vour 'orage cap and a
swagger in your walk that would tell any
observant person that you are free from all
responsibilities, and conld, as the Latin
grammer says, sing before a robber."
There was a general laugh, for Charley
Mansfield was notoriously in a general
state of impecuniosity. He, himself,
joined merrily in tbe laugh.
"I can certainly say," he replied, " 'He
who steals my purse steals trash;' but I
don't think he would get even that without
a tussle. Still, what I said is true, I think.
I know my eldest brother is a fearfully
stately personage, whq, on the strength of
two years difference of age, and his heirship,
takes upon himself periodically to inflict
ponderous words of wisdom upon me. I
think a lot of them are like that, but after
all, as I tell him, its the younger sons who
have made England what it is. We won
her battles and furnished her colonies, and
have done pretty nearly everything that
has been done; while the elder sons have
only turned into respectable landowners and
"Very well, Charley, the sentiments do
you honor," another laughed, "but there
the assembly is sounding. Walter, bring
me a glass, of sherry; your sentiments have
so impressed me, Charley, that I intend to
drink solemnly to the success of second
"Yon are not on duty, are you, Mervyn?"
"Nq; I am starting in half an hour to get
home. I shall be wanted to aid in the final
preparations. Well, I shall see von all to
morrow night. Don't forget the 7 o'olock
train. I expect we shall keep it np till be
tween 3 and 4. Then yon can inkike a cigar,
and at 5 the carriages will be ready to take
yon to the station to catch the first train
back, and yon will he here.in time for atnb
and a change before early parade."
The ball at the Mervyn's jaw; a brilliant
one. The house was Iarge7and aa Mr.
Mervyn had died four years before, and
Bonald had since that time been absent on
foreign service, it was a long time since an
entertainment on a large scale had been
given there t$ the county. A little to the
disappointment of many of tho young ladir
in the neighborhood, the military andnaT
officers did not come in nniform. TI
were two or three girls staying in the h'
and one of them in tbe course of the
ing, when she was dancing with J
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